dm_date - print out the system date and time
This performs the same operation as the unix 'date' command, but using the
dm_date [OPTION]... [+FORMAT]
This displays information about the current system time, or some other time.
- -h, --help
- Print online help.
- -d STRING, --date=STRING
- Display time described by STRING. STRING can be any string which can be
parsed by Date::Manip. Please refer to the Date::Manip::Date documentation
- -f DATEFILE, --file=DATEFILE
- This reads each line in DATEFILE, and extracts a date from it and prints
out the information.
Blank lines and lines starting with a pound (#) are ignored.
Lines not containing a valid date are also ignored.
- -r FILE, --reference=FILE
- Displays the last modification time of FILE.
- -R, --rfc-2822
- Displayc the date and time in RFC 2822 format.
Example: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 12:34:56 -0600
- -u, --utc, --universal
- Converts the date to UT (GMT) and prints out the information.
Only one of -d, -f, or -r should be included. If more than one is
included, the first one from the list (-d, -f, -r) is used and any other is
The format string starts with a plus (+) and contains any of the
format directives described in Date::Manip::Date.
Please refer to the Date::Manip::Problems documentation for information on
submitting bug reports or questions to the author.
This script is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
same terms as Perl itself.
Sullivan Beck (firstname.lastname@example.org)